Distance Learning Resources
At Pop Culture Classroom, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to incorporate pop culture into classroom learning. As schools across the country have closed and moved to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to continue to innovate and capture the attention and imaginations of our youth.
Below, you’ll find a growing list of resources that Pop Culture Classroom has created to help parents and educators navigate learning at home — including videos, resources, blog entries, digital workshops, and more. Please enjoy these free tools, tips, how-tos, and other valuable information. Check back regularly for new additions!
Quick Distance Learning Links
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Children’s Comic Contest
Pop Culture Classroom is proud to launch our fourth comic book contest for kids!
Calling all parents, educators, and comic book fans! Pop Culture Classroom is launching our fourth comic book contest for kids, and we’re asking for your help to spread the word to young comic book creators everywhere. Whether you know a budding graphic novelist, an up-and-coming cartoonist, a comic book aficionado, or all the above, we’re encouraging young artists from Colorado and beyond to enter our 2020 Kids Comic Contest!
About the Contest
During this difficult time in our country and world, Pop Culture Classroom is providing students and educators new ways to be creative, engaged, and intellectually empowered. As art programs and artists struggle across the country, we’re helping fuel the next generation of artists and creators. Running from April 27th to December 1st, 2020, the Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Comics Contest is open to all 3rd grade through 12th grade students and offers a unique, fun, and interactive virtual activity all learners, educators, and parents can engage in.
Mario Maker Virtual Meet-Up
How to Play D&D Online
Twine for Storytelling
How to Create Great Comic Panels and Pages
Drawing Action and Gestures
How to Draw Basic Anatomy
Educational Resources from Pop Culture Classroom
Pop Culture Classroom Paint and Sip (Color Theory)
Excellence in Graphic Literature: GUTS
Meet the Monsters with Lija Fisher (Author, The Cryptids Duology)
8 Video Games To Improve Literacy
How to Create Compelling Characters
Excellence in Graphic Literature: Akissi – More Tales of Mischief
Resources From Our Blog
Exploring Interactive Storytelling through Batman: A Death in the Family(Plus 7 More Interactive Stories) By Matt Slayter – PCC Education Program Manager Last week, DC Entertainment released their trailer for Batman: Death in the Family. Labeled as an...
Young Adult Graphic Novels You’ll LoveBy Faith Ojebuoboh , PCC Instructor Running tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPG’s) is fun, but occasionally we as storytellers (aka: Game Masters/Dungeon Masters) struggle to plan or prepare new stories for our players. Here are a...
Young Adult Graphic Novels You’ll Love By Katherine Scott, PCC Instructor Looking for Young Adult Graphic Novels can be intimidating. When I was a teenager, venturing into a comic shop felt like a record scratch, followed by silence as I tried to browse the shelves....
Where to Start with YA Fantasy Literature By Katherine Scott, PCC Instructor Five books to start your YA Fantasy Lit Adventure! Listen, when it comes to real life, things are weird right now. Dystopias have dominated the Young Adult Fantasy genre for a long time, and...
Free Educational Comics
Colorful History Issue #60: Forming the United Nations$0.00Add to cart
Learn what led to the forming of the United Nations and its mission to achieve peace and justice worldwide.
Colorful History Issue #59: Juneteenth: The Reason Why We Sing$0.00Add to cart
A young girl learns about Juneteenth, an important moment in American history, and why it is celebrated today.
Colorful History Issue #58: NASA, Anything You Can Do$0.00Add to cart
Learn about the creation and continuing legacy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Colorful History Issue #57: Red, White, and Blue: The Origins of the U.S. Flag$0.00Add to cart
This comic shows the origin and continuing legacy of the U.S. Flag by stitching together iconic moments throughout U.S. history, showing how the flag has become symbol of inspiration and freedom for American citizens all across the world.